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Silver Star Winery of Texas Silver Star Farm and Ranch of Texas

Silver Star Winery of Texas
Silver Star Farm and Ranch of Texas

Log sign for Silver Star Winery of Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Log sign for Silver Star Winery of Texas copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

 

First season cutting of beautifully done net-rolled hay 4×5 with approximate 10 percent protein.  A total of 66 bales on our farm and ranch in Eustace, Texas, nine miles from Gun Barrel City in East Texas on Cedar Creek Lake.  A firm selling price of $40 a bale, minimum sale of 10 bales please.  Loading not available.  Delivery available with minimum order of 18 bales with delivery fee of $20 a bale, within a 100 mile radius of Eustace, Texas, also firm prices on this service, no exceptions regardless of distance traveled.  Contact John J. Rigo at 469-450-4144 for appointment for inspection and purchase.  Copy of tax exception certificate needs to be rendered for no taxes to be paid.  All sales strictly cash or certified check.   Please no criers, haggles, poor mouthes and curiosity seekers need call. 

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John J. Rigo’s name on the Veterans War Memorial in Mabank, Texas

John J. Rigo’s name on Veterans War Memorial in Mabank, Texas

As a senior, I know there is not unlimited time in my life to be in this world.  I believe we all want to leave some part of us in the world.  Something beside a tomb stone in a forgotten grave yard some place.  Perhaps the kind of grave yard where the tomb stone lays flat on the ground.  A place where huge grass cutting machines run across expanses of grass and weeds that sit among tomb stones. 

I am proud to say, there is a place marked for me.  It is a memorial of beauty in an East Texas town of Mabank.  The memorial is a salute to perhaps, some of the happinest days of my life.  It was my four years of active duty in the Air Force.  Knowing that this place exists where my name is among those who have served our country with honor, brings me a truly wonderful peace. 

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Courtesy of thefallenknight.com "I have become a weary knight tired of battle."

Courtesy of thefallenknight.com
“I have become a weary knight tired of battle.”

I have been here before.
Looking back and not forward.
You realize your dreams will never be.
 
The greatest gifts of life came
when you were too immature to appreciate them.
Nevermore……Nevermore to be loved like that again
cry the words over and over in your head.
 
The children you wanted never were.
Your childhood sweet heart long gone.
Old wounds returning
reopening in their bleeding.
Your closest friends dead many years now.
 
You survey your trinkets of treasure.
There is no wagon that will trailer them to heaven.
It does not matter for all they will hold
will soon to be forgotten memories in a starless void.
 
Hopefully the ancients were right.
A cycle of constant renewal
till we get it right.
 
Oh Lord my Master and Creator
render me Wisdom in my first breath
in my new life so I may be pleasing to You.
Especially let me die in my next life
knowing that I was truly loved.

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John J. Rigo A/lC, Registry custodian, Cosmic Top Secret Registry for ICEDEFOR from June 62′ to June 63′

Your lips will move
and render me praise
this Memorial Day.
Yet the words you will speak
will not be from your heart.
 
You see
you are a Democratic Liberal.   
In your youth
you became a professional student
in order to avoid serving your country.
 
The truth is
you feel anyone who serves
is a fool.
 
You feel differently than my Father
in his own love of our country.
My Father came to his country,
at age sixteen
on a boat to Ellis Island
from Northern Italy.
 
My Father had three goals
they were to seek
“Honest work
learn to speak English
and to become,
an American citizen.”
 
My Father felt it was a privilege
to be an American Citizen
of this great nation.
 
Today I look about me
at the millions who came to my country
illegally
and without any desire
to seek honest work
or speak our language
or ever to become American citizens.
 
As head leader of our Nation
you travel the world
apologizing for the glory of our Nation.
 
To those who have worked hard
lived within their means
watch their own children serve our country;
you ask them to share their hard-earned living
with those
 
who hate our country
have no work ethic
nor honor toward others.
 
Your policies are destroying the fabric of our country.  
My fellow citizens
who I have served
with honor for my country
do not let this continue and happen to
our country.
 
Step up,
at the voting booth
this coming November in 2014.
“Let us take back our country,
from those who do not love her.”
     

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Courtesy of umazzing.com

As of May 22nd, 2014, the “Texas‘ Poetry Site” reached another milestone of 50,000 plus hits.  My deepest thanks and appreciation to the WordPress family, and all those who share my spiritual poetry work, as well as my Texas’ Commentary posts regarding my new communities in Henderson County, Texas, Eustace, Texas, Gun Barrel City, Texas and the Nation. 

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courtesy of life.com

The following poem was written on the afternoon of 9-11.  It relates to the sorrow and pain of our country losing loved ones in a senseless killing of innocence in the deaths of 2,973.

“Red, White and Blue” copyright 9-11-2001 John J. Rigo

Red, White and Blue are the colors before me on this day.

It will be a day remembered by numbers used to summon help.

Nine, One and One, bring only the recall of white dust,

rock, and twisted steel in a sea of sorrow.

Can these tears wash away the pain

that this day brings?

Tears shed for those we love and are no more.

I cry out for my Brothers and Sisters in the depth of pain

that befalls their hearts.

Could there be a greater sin,

then a day so dark?

I think not.

I pray for peace, comfort, and hope,

for the souls rejoined with my Lord this day.

Red, White and Blue,

I cling to thee for hope, peace,

and healing in Thee.

For Thou are the only One,

Who can bring sense to this gruesome day of pain.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Personal Story:  I was born and raised in New York City.  My younger, and only brother, Richard Rigo of Smithtown, New York worked as a building engineer within blocks of ground zero.  He commuted every day to his building in the city from Smithtown.

On the morning of the attacks, my concern was for his safety.  Blessfully, he was on his way to work when the attacks began.  He returned home safely.

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Breafast at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas" copyright by John J. Rigo

Breafast at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas” copyright by John J. Rigo

"Another view from porch of our lakehome on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas" copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

“Another view from porch of our lakehome on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

"Corner of porch with flowers on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas" Have a great day copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

“Corner of porch with flowers on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas” Have a great day copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

"Views from porch at OZ Lakehome on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas" copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

“Views from porch at OZ Lakehome on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

"More views from porch of Lakefront home on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas" copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

“More views from porch of Lakefront home on Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas” copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

It is breakfast time at Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas.
A time for sharing with my WordPress family.
Share my great breakfast that my bride has prepared.
 
Share this Saturday morning of May 17th, 2014
the beauty of Cedar Creek Lake
away from the care of big cities.
 
See the beauty of God’s creation.
Open skies and sparkling water abounds.
Truly God’s creation overcomes in beauty
snarling traffic and miles of concrete buildings.

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